How prepared is your condo, townhome or HOA association? According to some weather pundits, Old Man Winter is supposed to pack a mean punch this time around and make up for the super mild winters we have had recently especially in the Chicagland area.
So it is extremely important to ensure that YOUR community association is prepared for the worst. Based on historical snow fall over the last 100 years in the Chicagoland area, there is typically 6 snow falls over 2″ and about 25 to 30 total snow fall incidents per winter season. This means that the vast majority of incidents per winter season are historically under 2″. This information is by no means an indication of the future especially in today’s extreme weather patterns.
In any event, let me share some tips on what to consider when shopping for a snow removal company this winter.
The first step is understanding how snow removal services are provided. Here are the most common contract scenarios:
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SNOW REMOVAL TRIGGERS
TYPES OF SALT
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What are you supposed to look for in a snow removal company in order to make a good hiring decision?
As you can see, there is a fair amount of information to review and consider in order to make a good hiring decision when it comes to snow removal services. The question boils down to whether or not you want to take a risk with your hiring decision this winter. And whether or not you are willing to take a risk and piss off none, some or all of your homeowners.
Salvatore J. Sciacca aka “Condoboss” is one of the nation’s leading experts in the community property management industry and is also recognized for his stress relieving blogs and insight on personal and organizational transformation.
Salvatore has also traveled extensively around the world and has meditated with Buddhist monks in Nepal and met the world’s happiest man, Matthieu Ricard. He’s passions include cooking, traveling, meditating and hiking. He is also the founder and executive director of the Chicagoland Italian American Professionals organization and an amateur chef.
Salvatore can be reached at: 312.455.0107 x102 or at [email protected].